100 Chairs in 100 Days project by Martino Gamper arrives in Australia

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100 Chairs in 100 Days project by Martino Gamper arrives in Australia

RMIT Design Hub is set to bring Martino Gamper’s 100 Chairs in 100 Days project to Australia this February. 

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BY Ashley Tucker

January 14th, 2016


Renowned for his crossdisciplinarand culturally responsive approach to design, London-based Martino Gamper came to major acclaim wit100 Chairs in 100 DaysIn this projecGamper collected disused chairs from London alleyways and friendshomes and reassembled them — one per day — into poetic and often humorous forms.  Shown in Australia for thfirst time, 100 Chairs in 100 Days is aexperiment in transforming limitations into possibilities.

Drawing upon the historof furniture, the project has toured around the globe, with the 100th chair produced anew in each location. For this exhibition at RMIT Design Hub, Gamper will create a yet-tobe-unveiled 100th chair, fabricated within a single daand only using found materials, structures and designs.

The exhibition incorporates a workshop — in the form of an ideas exchange’ — where Gamper will discuss his processdriven practice with local design researchers anpractitioners.

Date: February 26 – April 9
Location: Project Rooms 1 & 2, Level 2, RMIT Design Hub, Corner Victoria & Swanston Streets, Carlton, Melbourne
Admission: Free
Further information: designhub.rmit.edu.au

Hero Image: 100 Chairs in 100 Days, Martino Gamper, Firminy Le Corbuiser, 2011. Photography by Lionel Catelan. 

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Above Image:Martino Gamper, Sonet Butterfly, 2006


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